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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Tuesday 26th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 9,51-56): As the time drew near (…), He had sent ahead of him some messengers who entered a Samaritan village to prepare a lodging for him. But the people would not receive him because He was on his way to Jerusalem. Seeing this, James and John, his disciples said, «Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to reduce them to ashes?» (…).

"Pathologies of the reason" and "pathologies of the religion"

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI) (Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, Jesus Christ reprimands the Boanerges for their violent predisposition which is entirely unjustified. Without peace along with Faith and reason there cannot be peace in the World. The dissection and diagnosis of Faith and religion are deadly as they dry up the fountains of morality and justice.

The first of these use God to take on absolute power for them ad identify what is unquestionable (Only God) with their own group or interests. In this case, good is at the service of power; the difference between good and evil begins to evaporate and justice becomes arbitrary. The dissection of truth, typical of totalitarian ideologies, break the bond between truth and God, with the intention —uselessly— of creating a new humanity. But when religion and morality are not anymore considered truth, then man is at the mercy of “Production”.

—Lord, our certainty of being created by you defend us from the horror of a production man, (that will be destroyed as soon as his usefulness ceases), we are your children!